Gabapentin Mylan 100 Mg Hard Capsules
100 hard capsules
i Each 100 mg hard capsule contains: 100 mg
of gabapentin. This product contains: lactose i monohydrate. Read the package leaflet before use. For oral use. Take as directed by the doctor. Keep out of the reach and sight of children. Do not
store above 25°C. Keep the container tightly closed. PL 04569/0665 |POMl
770479 LL0442AI Mylan, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, EN6 ITL, United Kingdom.
contain the colourings: titanium dioxide (E171) and iron oxide yellow (E172) and the 400mg capsules contain the colourings titanium dioxide (E171), iron oxide yellow (E172) and iron oxide red (E172).
What Gabapentin looks like and contents of the pack
Each hard gelatin capsule contains a white powder.
Capsule, hard body and cap: the 100 mg capsules are white, the 300 mg capsules are yellow and the 400 mg capsules are orange. Gabapentin is available in blister packs of 10, 20, 30, 50, 60, 90, 100, 200, 250, 500 or
Keep this medicine out of sight and reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date, which is stated on the label, carton or bottle after 'EXP'. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Do not store above 25 °C.
HDPE bottle: Keep the bottle tightly closed. PVC/Alu blister: Store in the original package. Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect
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• sensing things that are not real (hallucinations) • ringing in the ears • problems with abnormal movements such as writhing, jerking movements and stiffness affecting the eyes, head, neck and body • hair loss • uncontrolled passing of urine • increased breast tissue, breast enlargement in males •problems with sexual functioning including changes in sex drive, inability to reach a sexual climax, delayed ejaculation • signs of withdrawal (such as anxiety, difficulty sleeping, feeling sick, pain, sweating), chest pain • increase in creatine phosphokinase seen in a blood test • low levels
sensation (vertigo). • high blood pressure, flushing or dilation of blood vessels. • shortness of breath, chest infection (bronchitis), sore throat and discomfort when swallowing, cough, runny or blocked nose. • vomiting (being sick), nausea (feeling sick), problems with teeth, inflamed gums, diarrhoea, stomach pain, indigestion, constipation, dry mouth or throat, wind. • facial swelling, bruises, acne. • joint pain, muscle pain, back pain, twitching.
• difficulty getting or maintaining an erection.
• swelling in the legs and arms difficulty with walking, pain, generally feeling unwell, flu-like symptoms. • increase in weight. • accidental
• skin rash • hives • fever • swollen glands that do not go away • swelling of your lip and tongue • yellowing of your skin or of the whites of the eyes • unusual bruising or bleeding
• severe fatigue or weakness • unexpected muscle pain • frequent infections
These signs may be the first signs of a serious reaction. A doctor should examine you to decide if you should continue taking Gabapentin.
Other possible side effects:
Very common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people)
• viral infection. • feeling drowsy, dizziness, lack
eyes). The rash may progress to widespread blistering or peeling of the skin. • a severe condition of the skin (Erythema multiforme) that may affect the mouth and other parts of the body signs include red, often itchy spots, similar to the rash of measles, which starts on the limbs and sometimes on the face and the rest of the body. The spots may blister or may progress to form raised, red, pale-centered marks. Those affected may have fever, sore throat, headache and/or diarrhoea. • an inflamed pancreas which may cause stomach pain (spreading to the back) and being sick.
• kidney disease leading to passing less urine
Stop taking this medicine and contact your doctor immediately or go to the nearest hospital casualty department straight away if you experience any of the following signs after taking this medicine as they can be serious:
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
• serious chest infection which may cause fever, chills, shortness of breath, cough, phlegm and occasionally blood (pneumonia) • fits (convulsions) • decreased white blood cell count (leucopenia) which may cause you to suffer from more frequent infections e.g. sore throat, fever, severe chills and mouth ulcers etc.
nearest hospital emergency unit immediately. Take along any capsules that are left, the container and the label so that the hospital can easily tell what medicine you have taken.
As this medicine may make you drowsy, it is recommended that you ask someone else to drive you to the doctor or hospital, or that you call an ambulance. Signs of an overdose include dizziness, double vision, slurred speech, loss of consciousness, drowsiness and mild diarrhoea.
If you forget to take Gabapentin
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember unless it is time for your next
I00 hard capsules
Each 100 mg hard capsule contains: I00 mg
i of gabapentin. This product contains: lactose monohydrate. Read the package leaflet before use. For oral use. Take as directed by the doctor. Keep out of the reach and sight of children. Do not
store above 25°C. Keep the container tightly closed PL 04569/0665 IpOmI 770479 LL0442AI Mylan, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire,
EN6 ITL, United Kingdom.
1000 capsules or in containers of 50, 100,
200 or 250 capsules.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed. Marketing Authorisation Holder Mylan,
Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, EN6 1TL,
Gerard Laboratories, 35/36 Baldoyle Industrial Estate, Grange Road,, Dublin 13, Ireland. Generics [UK] Limited, Station Close, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, EN6 1TL United Kingdom.
Date of revision February 2016
Package Leaflet: Information for the Patient Gabapentin 100 mg Hard Capsules Gabapentin 300 mg Hard Capsules Gabapentin 400 mg Hard Capsules
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine because it contains important information for you.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
• This medicine has been prescribed for you only. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm
them, even if their signs of illness are the same as yours.
• If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
1. What Gabapentin is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you take Gabapentin
3. How to take Gabapentin
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Gabapentin
6. Contents of the pack and other information
What Gabapentin contains
The active substance is gabapentin.
Each hard capsule contains either 100 mg,
300 mg or 400 mg gabapentin.
The other ingredients are:
Capsule contents: lactose anhydrous (see section 2, 'Gabapentin contains lactose'), maize starch and talc.
Capsule shell: gelatin.
The 100mg capsules contain the colouring titanium dioxide (E171); the 300mg capsules
Gabapentin belongs to a group of medicines used to treat epilepsy and peripheral neuropathic pain.
Gabapentin is used to treat various forms of epilepsy (seizures that are initially limited to certain parts of the brain, whether the seizure spreads to other parts of the brain or not).
Your doctor will prescribe Gabapentin for you to help treat your epilepsy when your current treatment is not fully controlling your condition. You should take Gabapentin in addition to your current treatment unless told
otherwise. Gabapentin can also be used on its own to treat adults and children over 12 years of age.
Peripheral neuropathic pain
Gabapentin is used to treat long lasting pain caused by damage to the nerves. A variety of different diseases can cause peripheral (primarily occurring in the legs and/or arms) neuropathic pain, such as diabetes or shingles. Pain sensations may be described as hot, burning, throbbing, shooting, stabbing, sharp, cramping, aching, tingling, numbness, pins and needles etc.
of sodium in the blood Additional side effects in children
Aggressive behaviour was commonly reported. Reporting of side effects If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects, you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
Do not take Gabapentin
• if you are allergic to gabapentin or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6).
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking
• if you suffer from kidney problems
• if you are on haemodialysis (to remove waste products because of kidney failure).
Cases of abuse and dependence have been
reported for gabapentin. Talk to your doctor if
you notice a change to your condition.
If you experience any signs such as feeling dizzy and drowsy (which could increase accidental injury), confusion, loss of consciousness and reduced mental state while taking gabapentin, talk to you doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Important information about potentially serious reactions
A small number of people taking gabapentin get an allergic reaction or potentially serious skin reaction, which may develop into more serious problems if they are not treated. You need to know the signs to look out for while
If you are taking any medicines containing opioids (such as morphine), please tell your doctor or pharmacist as opioids may increase the effect of gabapentin. In addition, combination of gabapentin with opioids may cause symptoms like sleepiness and/or decrease in breathing.
Gabapentin is not expected to interact with other antiepileptic medicines or oral contraceptive pills containing norethindrone or ethinyl estradiol.
Gabapentin may interfere with some laboratory tests, if you require a urine test tell your doctor or hospital that you are taking
Gabapentin should not be taken during pregnancy, unless you are told otherwise by your doctor. Effective contraception must be used by women of child-bearing potential. There have been no studies specifically looking at the use of gabapentin in pregnant women, but other medications used to treat seizures have reported an increased risk of harm to the foetus, particularly when more than one seizure medication is taken at the same time. Therefore, whenever possible and only under the advice of your doctor, you should try to take only one seizure medication during pregnancy.
this medication affects your ability to perform these activities.
Gabapentin contains lactose If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicinal product.
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Your doctor will determine what dose is appropriate for you.
If you have the impression that the effect of
up to a maximum of 3600 mg each day and your doctor will tell you to take this in 3 divided doses, i.e. once in the morning, once in the afternoon and once in the evening.
Use in children aged 6 years and above:
The dose to be given to your child will be decided by your doctor as it is calculated against your child's weight. The treatment is started with a low initial dose which is gradually increased over a period of approximately 3 days.
The recommended dose to control epilepsy is 25-35 mg/kg/day. It is usually given in 3 divided doses, by taking the capsule(s) each
you have a history of abuse or dependence. During treatment
If you develop signs such as persistent stomach pain, feeling sick and being sick contact your doctor immediately as these may be signs of acute pancreatitis (an inflamed pancreas).
A small number of people being treated with anti-epileptics such as gabapentin have had thoughts of harming or killing themselves. If at any time you have these thoughts, contact your doctor immediately.
Increase in seizures or new types of seizure have been seen in some people taking gabapentin. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if
injuries, such as broken bones, scratches or bruises.
Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people)
• racing heartbeat • unusually reduced or slow body movement • swelling that may involve the trunk • increase in liver enzymes and bilirubin seen in a blood test • fall • difficulty with thinking • high blood sugar (most often seen in patients with diabetes) • nettle rash or itchy rash
Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people)
• low blood sugar (most often seen in patients with diabetes) • loss of consciousness
Not known (frequency cannot be estimated
you are taking gabapentin.
Read the description of these signs in section 4 of this leaflet under 'Stop taking this medicine and contact your doctor immediately or go to the nearest hospital casualty department straight away if you experience any of the following signs after taking this medicine as they can be serious'
Other medicines and Gabapentin
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking,
have recently taken or might take any other
Medicines containing opioids such as morphine
of coordination. • feeling tired.
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
• urinary tract infection, general infections, inflammation of the ear • loss of appetite or an increased appetite. • anger towards others, confusion, fluctuation in mood, depression, anxiety, nervousness, difficulty with thinking.
• jerky movements, difficulty with speaking, loss of memory, shaking, difficulty sleeping, headache, numbness, tingling or pins and needles, decreased sensation, difficulty with coordination • rapid unusual eye movement, increased, decreased or absent reflexes.
• blurred vision, double vision. • spinning
Antacids for indigestion
If gabapentin and antacids containing aluminium and magnesium are taken at the same time, absorption of gabapentin from the stomach may be reduced. It is therefore recommended that Gabapentin is taken at least two hours after taking an antacid. Pregnancy and breast-feeding If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
than usual, feeling or being sick, or confused (acute kidney failure). • destruction of muscle fibres associated with muscle cramps, muscle pain, fever and red-brown discoloration of the urine (rhabdomyolysis)
Gabapentin may cause a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction that may affect your skin or other parts of your body such as your liver or blood cells. You may or may not have rash when you get this type of reaction. It may cause you to be hospitalized or to stop Gabapentin.
Call your doctor right away if you have any of the following symptoms:
Do not suddenly stop taking this medicine as this may lead to breakthrough seizure, which could have serious consequences for you and your baby.
Gabapentin, passes into human milk. Because the effect on the nursing newborn is unknown, it is not recommended to breast-feed your baby while taking Gabapentin.
Driving and using machines Gabapentin may cause dizziness, drowsiness and tiredness. You should not drive, operate machinery or engage in other potentially hazardous activities until you know whether
Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people)
• loss of consciousness
Not known (frequency cannot be estimated from the available data)
• severe skin reactions that require immediate attention such as swelling of the lips and face, skin rash and redness (these may be signs
of a serious allergic reaction). • potentially life-threatening skin rashes (Stevens-Johnson syndrome) appearing initially as reddish targetlike spots or circular patches often with central blisters on the trunk. Additional signs to look for include ulcers in the mouth, throat, nose, genitals and conjunctivitis (red and swollen
Gabapentin is too strong or too weak, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Always swallow the capsules whole with plenty of water. This medicine may be taken with or without food.
Continue taking Gabapentin until your doctor tells you to stop.
Use in adults and adolescents:
Take the number of capsules as instructed.
Your doctor will usually build up your dose gradually. The starting dose will generally be between 300 mg and 900 mg each day. Thereafter, the dose may be increased stepwise
dose. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten capsule.
If you stop taking Gabapentin Do not stop taking Gabapentin unless your doctor tells you to. If your treatment is stopped it should be done gradually over a minimum of 1 week. If you stop taking gabapentin suddenly or before your doctor tells you, there is an increased risk of seizures.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. Possible side effects Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
day, usually once in the morning, once in the afternoon and once in the evening.
Gabapentin is not recommended for use in children below 6 years of age.
Peripheral Neuropathic Pain:
Take the number of capsules as instructed by your doctor. Your doctor will usually build up your dose gradually.
The recommended starting dose will generally be between 300 mg and 900 mg each day. Thereafter, the dose may be increased stepwise up to a maximum of 3600 mg each day and your doctor will tell you to take this in 3 divided doses, i.e. once in the morning, once in the
afternoon and once in the evening.
If you are an elderly patient (over 65 years of age), you should take Gabapentin normally except you have problems with your kidneys. Patients with kidney problems or are receiving haemodialysis
Your doctor may prescribe a different dosing schedule and/or dose if you have problems with your kidneys or are undergoing haemodialysis.
If you take more Gabapentin than you should If you or someone else accidentally takes too many capsules, or if you think a child has swallowed any, contact your doctor or go to the